We are pleased to announce that on the 5th of September two of the Print Rooms exhibitions “Up your alley” and “Village” will be on show at Art space 1 China House and will run until 4th October.

“Up Your Alley”  focuses on street photography, which is arguably one of the most practised but much-debated genres of photography. What exactly constitutes “street photography”? Does it document the daily heartbeat of a particular place? Does a photographer’s interaction with the people in front of the lens compromise the image in any way? Can a photograph be considered an example of street photography if it only captures the physical space, without the people who live there?
These were some of the questions that the photographers involved in this exhibition grappled with as they trawled different corners of their respective cities at all hours of the day and night. We will be showing various works from professional and emerging photographers, as well as some of the students of the The Print Room, all of whom have shot in a vast range of styles in locations such as England, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Bangladesh and Switzerland.

Not far from the affluent KL neighbourhood of Mont Kiara, a tiny rural enclave passes the days in stoic calm even as it continues to shrink from the high-rise condominiums that spring up around it. Kampung Segambut Dalam is growing smaller with every passing year, but visitors may be surprised by how strong the community’s daily rhythms still are.
Realising that time is running out for the kampung, the photographers of The Print Room studio and gallery have decided to document its existence before it disappears forever. Several emerging photographers, including four art students from the nearby Garden International School, have been visiting Kampung Segambut Dalam day and night to record the people, animals, shops, stalls and homes that exist under the every-growing shadow of development.